Nesta has suggested three reasons why the UK police should make use of AI:
1) Now is the time that we can develop ethical frameworks for the various technologies that are currently in their relative infancy. Police forces can be, and have been, inputting to the development process, baring in mind ethical concerns such as ethnicity or geography-based discrimination.
2) Police officers would still retain autonomy and discretion over decisions, seeing AI as a tool to aid rather than replace officer knowledge and responsibility.
3) Police forces are being required to find new ways to deal with current and future demand, often from government.